Elaine Drodge Koch, Esq. is a partner in the Kansas City office of Bryan Cave LLP. Her practice focuses primarily on employment litigation, civil rights litigation and business torts, in addition to counseling clients on employment issues. Ms. Koch served as the Global Leader of the Labor and Employment Group at Bryan Cave for eight years. She is a national speaker on employment law and litigation techniques, served on the editorial board of the Practical Litigator, and has been an active member of the American Bar Association, serving in a number of national leadership roles in the Labor and Employment Section and frequently speaking at national meetings. Among her many accolades, Ms. Koch has been repeatedly named by the Kansas City Business Journal as one of the "Best of The Bar" in the Kansas City area, and she has been repeatedly named a "Super Lawyer" in Kansas and Missouri (including "Top 50 Women" in Kansas and Missouri). Ms. Koch has also been named by USA Chambers as a leader in Labor and Employment.